Massat Bilu

טקסט על הפרויקט
סגור טקסט

Working in the Shadows

 

At the heart of Jerusalem lies a site of the utmost historical-political importance: the ancient Muslim cemetery. This site is in fact the most significant evidence to the history of the Muslim past in western Jerusalem. However, it is not recognized by policymakers and the Israeli public as a heritage site, but rather as a promising real-estate property. These days, the Museum of Tolerance is being built on its grounds.

In my work I raise questions concerning the function of the medium of photography, in the context of capitalist "urban renewal" alongside processes of erasing the other and stripping away memory, which take place concurrently at the site, where – ironically enough – the Museum of Tolerance is currently being built.